Free entry for Junior Starlets' crucial World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia at Ulinzi Complex

Free entry for Junior Starlets' crucial World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia at Ulinzi Complex

Mark Kinyanjui 11:38 - 17.05.2024

Kenyans have been encouraged to fill the Ulinzi Complex on Sunday as it will be free entry when the Women’s U17 team, Junior Starlets, face Ethiopia in a crucial World Cup qualifier.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is calling on fans across the nation to come out in force and support the Kenya Women’s U17 National team, the Junior Starlets, as they prepare to face Ethiopia in the second leg of the third round of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifier. 

This crucial match is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, at the Ulinzi Sports Complex in Langata, with kick-off at 3pm EAT.

The Junior Starlets are on a mission to make history by becoming the first Kenyan team to secure a spot in a FIFA World Cup. 

To boost support and create an electrifying atmosphere, FKF has waived all gate charges for this match, allowing fans to enter the stadium free of charge.

Gates will open to the public at 9am. This initiative aims to rally the nation behind the Junior Starlets and showcase the growing support for women's football in Kenya.

Fans are encouraged to join the excitement virtually by sharing messages of support for the team on social media using the hashtag #GoStarlets.

 This digital backing not only boosts morale but also spreads enthusiasm for women's football across various online communities.

Furthermore, FKF has extended a warm invitation to all FKF affiliated clubs, schools, and youth academies to come out in full force to cheer on the Under-17 girls’ team. 

These groups will have a designated seating area, highlighting the inclusivity and unity fostered by football in Kenya.

In the first leg held at the Abebe Bikila Stadium in Addis Ababa, the Junior Starlets played to a goalless draw against Ethiopia. 

This sets the stage for a thrilling showdown in the second leg, where both teams will fiercely compete for a spot in the fourth and final round of qualifiers. 

The aggregate winner from this encounter will face Burundi, who showcased their dominance with an astounding 18-0 victory over Djibouti, in the quest for a place at the 2024 Under-17 Women’s World Cup in the Dominican Republic, scheduled from October 16 to November 3.

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